On April 7 th, Pfizer voluntarily withdrew Bextra from the U.S. market due to safety concerns. According to the drug-manufacturer itself, doctors have dispensed approximately 15.5 million prescriptions to over 7 million patients in the U.S. A recent study by an FDA researcher found that nearly 150,000 Americans are suffering heart ailments due to COX-2 pharmaceuticals, Bextra’s family of drugs. Bextra lawyers understand the threatening medical risks and side effects of this drug. A Bextra lawyer draws from a wealth of experience in prescription drug litigation so that your Bextra claim produces the compensation you deserve. Use this site to search for and find an attorney near you.
Bextra Alert – Thousands May Be At Risk
Pfizer announced on April 7 th that it was voluntarily withdrawing its COX-2 inhibitor pharmaceutical, Bextra. The drug’s removal from the U.S. market was due to its linkage to increased risks of serious skin reactions and heart problems. Bextra is a prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Bextra was approved by the FDA in 2001 for the treatment of joint pain, menstrual symptoms, and rheumatoid arthritis. Bextra prescriptions constituted 8% of total arthritis prescriptions in the U.S. shortly after its launch in 2002.
Further Bextra safety studies are expected, though the FDA is determined to keep Bextra off the shelves. The Bextra recall has the potential to create hundreds of thousands of serious injuries. If you have taken Bextra, an experienced attorney can help. A Bextra lawyer will usually provide a free consultation to determine whether you have a viable case. If your case qualifies, Bextra lawyers can work with your doctor to ensure that you are properly protected. If you think you may have a Bextra claim or have used Bextra in the past, call 877- DRUG-INJURY to speak with a Bextra attorney.